A Co. Galway food truck serving up locally sourced meals in the beautiful seaside setting of the Killary Fjord has been named among the best street food vendors in the world by Lonely Planet.

Run by husband-and-wife duo Kim and Reinaldo, Misunderstood Heron serves up mouth watering dishes including fresh mussels, falafel boxes, stuffed empanadas, and spicy lamb samosas - a dish that was inspired by their travels around India.

According to the travel guide, Reinaldo - who is originally from Chile - travelled to Ireland to work as a kayak safety instructor where he met Kim.

The pair fell in love and quickly decided to set off to travel the world together, taking in the amazing sights and delicious cuisines that India, Chile and Sri Lanka had to offer.

Upon returning to Ireland, the couple set up Misunderstood Heron and the rest, as they say, is history.

10 of the world's coolest food trucks:

  1. Misunderstood Heron, Killary, Ireland
  2. Heisser Hobel, Berlin, Germany
  3. Tapi Tapioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  4. The Duck Truck, Montréal, Québec
  5. Mama Rocks Gourmet Burger, Nairobi, Kenya
  6. Curry Up Now, San Francisco, USA
  7. Soufra, Beirut, Lebanon
  8. Kouri Shrimp, Kouri Island, Japan
  9. Toasta, Melbourne, Australia
  10. Uncle Gussy's, NYC, USA